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Bridge over US 2 begins to come down

 

July 8, 2021

Zachary Marano/Daily Globe

Construction crews work to dismantle the U.S. 51 bridge over U.S. 2. The bridge deck has been removed, exposing the girder. The bridge piers and the abutment on the nearby hill will be removed next, Project Engineer Eric Lundwall said.

By Zachary Marano

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HURLEY - Construction crews started removing the U.S. 51 bridge over U.S. 2 Tuesday to help make way for a new single lane roundabout. The work included removing the road deck from north half of the bridge.

All traffic will continueto be directed to the eastbound lanes until the north half of the bridge is dismantled, according to Project Engineer Erik Lundwall. The north half of the bridge covers the former westbound lanes of U.S. 2.

"The north half of the bridge has to come down because we're switching traffic to the westbound lanes," Lundwall...



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